Tad Anderson

Subscribe to Tad Anderson: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Tad Anderson: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories by Tad Anderson

This is the first security book I have read on Android that was not primarily about hacking the Android platform. This book completely covers all the tools available to the Android software architects and developers. Instead of showing us how to root the device at the beginning of the book and then showing us exploits and vulnerabilities throughout the rest of it, he covers how root access is achieved in different types of Android builds, and different ways get Root Access, but late in the book. The book starts out with an overview of the Android security model, and then each chapter is dedicated to a specific feature of Android's security model. I have listed the chapters below. Chapter 1: Android's Security Model Chapter 2: Permissions Chapter 3: Package Management Chapter 4: User Management Chapter 5: Cryptographic Providers Chapter 6: Network Security and PKI Chapter ... (more)

Book Review: Essential C# 5.0

If you are looking to get into .NET development, this book is a great place to start. This book will teach you all you need to know about C# development. It will provide C# beginners with a complete foundation on which to build other .NET skills like WPF, Windows 8 App Store, XAML, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, etc. The book does not cover the libraries to implement these technologies, but that is a good thing. You should have a solid understand of C# before moving on to them. I have read a lot of C# books that include coverage of the base class libraries, WPF, Windows Forms, and ASP.NET... (more)

Book Review: Learning Mobile App Development

As an individual I can decide which platform I would like to target with my shiny new application, but when working for a company we have to target both industry leaders at the same time. Although I like a good challenge, I am really glad the mobile world now only consists of iOS and Android. When I first started looking at building consumer applications, Blackberry was still in the picture. My enterprise mobile experience consists of all Microsoft technologies, but that was in a different lifetime using Windows CE, Pocket PC, and Windows Mobile. This book is a great book for look... (more)

Book Review: Pro .NET Best Practices

I personally do not find software development an art form. It is not an unpredictable activity driven by crazy business users that come to work every day inventing a new way to operate their businesses just to savagely changing your requirements. Project teams that use changing requirements as an excuse for their dates constantly slipping and bugs being pushed to production are simply not good development teams and they are poorly managed. Even when you're in an environment where requirements are volatile, proper architecture and process engineering can level the playing field. O... (more)

Book Review: Essential Windows Phone 8 Second Edition

I think this book is a perfect place to start for those new to the Windows Phone 8 application development. The author covers a wide variety of topics at a level deep enough that you understand the topic and its context. A majority of my experience on Microsoft devices was with embedded C++ to develop Windows CE / Pocket PC and Tablet PC. That was years ago. Last year I built some proof of concepts with Windows Phone 7.5 which broke the ice for me moving to the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 platform. The author does a good job of introducing a lot of topics you need to understand in th... (more)